Detroit — Some people who work near the site of a big September fire at a warehouse building in Detroit say they’re having breathing and other problems since the blaze.
Bridging Communities Executive Director Phyllis Edwards tells WXYZ-TV that several workers had blisters, cellulitis or respiratory problems after the Sept. 26 fire on the city’s west side. Smoke could be seen for miles around the fire near Interstate 94.
Building owner Raoul Mangrum says he stored medical waste at the building for his company Biochem Technical Services. Mangrum tells the station that what was being stored wasn’t dangerous, and that there were no chemicals being stored.
The station reports Mangrum isn’t a suspect in the fire, which is being investigated as arson. No charges have been brought in the blaze.